The Glass Menagerie at Mary Baldwin

March 23, 2005

“The play is memory.”

The Mary Baldwin University theatre presents Tennessee Williams’The Glass MenagerieMarch 30 – April 3. Directed by Frank Southerington, the play will run Wednesday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Fletcher Collins Theatre, Deming Hall.

The play begins with Tom, played by Francis Boyle, recalling his life with his mother and sister. Amanda King portrays his mother Amanda, a woman of great vitality, clinging to the past, and determined that her daughter will have ‘gentleman callers.’ Freshmen Betsy Shortt portrays a Laura who is painfully shy and retreats further and further from reality, creating a world of her own with her glass menagerie. John Shirley, as the gentleman caller, completes the cast.

Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens and $7 for adults. Tickets may be purchased at the box office Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. or tickets may be reserved by credit card by calling (540) 887-7189 during regular box office hours.